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Re: Gluten free diet

by amandaandclint • Tue 20 May 2008 08:57

Hi Ray

I didnt send you a pm :twisted: :wink:

If you know of some good places for gluten free stuff Ourdeaux, it would be really useful to let us all know as its probably something that is of interest to others also :D

Clint

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Gluten free diet
Replies: 5
Views: 2220

Re: The searchers

by amandaandclint • Mon 19 May 2008 13:34

When you purchased your house you should have got a copy of all the paperwork from the notaire... this should have in it a copy of the cadestral plans (showing all the land you own). Also, I think, for a fee you can ask your notaire to arrange for a chap from the land registery who will come and mar...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: The searchers
Replies: 1
Views: 1799

Re: Gluten free diet

by amandaandclint • Mon 19 May 2008 08:39

Morning Ray

Carrefour, Leclerc, Aldi etc all have gluten free foods available.... or did have just before christmas (as we had to buy some in for 'gluten free' guests).

You should not have a problem finding french food...

... do snails have much gluten in them? :wink:

Clint

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Gluten free diet
Replies: 5
Views: 2220

Re: tyres

by amandaandclint • Fri 16 May 2008 10:02

Nice one

Thanks for the info both of you.

It was driving me crazy as I knew I had seen a post on here about it but I just could not find it anywhere.

Thanks again :D

Clint

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 4253

tyres

by amandaandclint • Thu 15 May 2008 14:04

Hi All

I think there was a post on here a while back about an internet company that sells tyres and would deliver within France.

I cant find it for the life of me so wondered if anyone know the name of the website?

Thanks in advance

Clint

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 4253

Re: Van Hire

by amandaandclint • Thu 08 May 2008 08:40

Hi tazjuliet If you have a largish load that need bringing over, it could be worth contacting one of your loacl main international removal companies. I know they can be expensive at first glance but we did similar and found that they often do trips to Europe that are not full loads or they may have ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Van Hire
Replies: 13
Views: 4166

Re: Van Hire

by amandaandclint • Mon 05 May 2008 19:55

The berlingo is technically a van which has then been converted to car status anyway and folding seats is different to removing.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Van Hire
Replies: 13
Views: 4166

Re: Van Hire

by amandaandclint • Mon 05 May 2008 13:14

regarding the removal of seats, if you remove seats and then use the space for your load, you are technically changing the status the the vehicle from a passanger vehicle to a commercial/load moving vehicle. In the Uk this may be ok but in Belgium, Gernmany and I believe France, this is deemed as br...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Van Hire
Replies: 13
Views: 4166

Re: Finding reliable workmen when you are not there to super

by amandaandclint • Fri 18 Apr 2008 18:10

... and what does Andy do? You could ask your Mairie etc but they will no doubt recommend a local guy - not always the best standard of work or value for money. (we have a tradesman near us and all the locals warned us to stay away from him, yet the Mairie recommended him) Ask on places like here (P...

Re: Fosse

by amandaandclint • Wed 16 Apr 2008 19:01

Hi

Its worth contacting Steve at www.minidiggers23.com as he had done several jobs for friends and all good

Good luck

Clint

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Fosse
Replies: 7
Views: 2317

Re: Dormice

by amandaandclint • Sat 12 Apr 2008 09:14

Im not sure I could cook one of these...

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possible, starter, main course and desert... they will no doubt have eaten the cheese couse before you get to it :D

clint

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Dormice
Replies: 9
Views: 6415

Re: building and contents cover

by amandaandclint • Thu 10 Apr 2008 08:29

Try you local axa or somewhere similar (in France) as nearly all insurance companies in France provide cover for holiday/second homes too. We were with Intasure to start with but when we looked at getting local quotes, we found that for better cover and also additional business insurance (public lia...

Re: Dormice

by amandaandclint • Thu 10 Apr 2008 08:14

They wont be edible dormice as these are much larger than your average mouse. (have a look at their tails as this is normally a good way of telling exactly what they are) A cat would be your best bet as the smell of the cat would deter the little ones even if the cat does not actually catch them. If...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Dormice
Replies: 9
Views: 6415

Re: Fishing in the Creuse - recommendations needed

by amandaandclint • Wed 02 Apr 2008 18:36

The chaps at: Les Fragnes Llamas

have some great fish although Im not sure if it would be fly fishing (as Im not a fisherman myself) so it might be worth giving them a shout.

You can contact them via their website which is mentioned on the Business spotlight article.

Re: Car insurance

by amandaandclint • Wed 02 Apr 2008 11:49

ref car insurance, I would recommend the following company: Asttral S.A The chaps name is: Nick Chubb (he speaks both english and French) email: nchubb@asttral.com They are a broker and their prices for our Landrover where a lot less than any others. For example: Our neighbour owns a local Axa franc...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Car insurance
Replies: 2
Views: 2733

Re: Television & Computer Wiring

by amandaandclint • Wed 02 Apr 2008 09:05

Hi Dave

Just quickly going back to your power line units... did you purchase them in France or in the UK and also where from?

I have had a read on their website but I think they must be updating or something as I cant see to access most of their information.

Thanks

clint

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Television & Computer Wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 2262

Re: log burners and chimney lining

by amandaandclint • Wed 02 Apr 2008 09:02

Morning Thanks for all the advice. I have a few more quotes to come in but it still might be a do it yourself job. It seems quite straight forward... except for the heights. If you see a madmad dangling from a rope thats tied to a chimney stack near Domeyrot in the next few weeks, that could be me :...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Log Burners and Chimney Lining
Replies: 10
Views: 6842

Re: log burners and chimney lining

by amandaandclint • Wed 26 Mar 2008 11:29

Hi Twiggy Hope you are both ok. :D We are looking into getting liners for our chimneys at the mo so I will pass on any good info I find. Im also looking into attempting to fit the liners myself but Im still trawling the internet looking for 'do it yourself' lining advice - and I am still building up...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Log Burners and Chimney Lining
Replies: 10
Views: 6842

Re: Buying a Car

by amandaandclint • Mon 24 Mar 2008 13:13

Hi it might be worth having a look on ebay (british ebay) as we bought ours from there and we got a good deal. There are always folk moving back to the UK from France and Spain etc and they want to sell asap to buy a righthand drive car. Ours was a French vehicle so it just cost us 120... ish euros ...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Buying a Car
Replies: 1
Views: 1179

Re: Tax ! Arggh

by amandaandclint • Mon 24 Mar 2008 11:37

Hi ADevonmaid welcome to Pont Noir. We had similar a similar question before we moved to France and someone sent us this (it may help a little).... Living in France, working in the UK – can it be done? Increasing numbers of people are choosing to turn their backs on an overcrowded and expensive UK a...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Tax! Arggh
Replies: 4
Views: 1712
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